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Articles tagged with: Tel Aviv

Google Teaches Computers How To Regret

What makes the human brain fascinating is our ability to learn from everyday experiences and have the option to better ourselves. Due to the organic nature of the brain, our brains constantly re-wire and prune unused neural connections in effort to keep cognitive functions that are truly necessary for our everyday use while “losing” neural circuits we no longer need. This is exactly what is happening at a neurological level when we find ourselves “rusty” in a language we haven’t used in years. Our brains assume we no longer have use for the language due to lack of use, and it prunes those connections it deems unnecessary to “make room” for more relevant stuff.

The human brain also experiences the emotion of regret because the act of regretting welcomes reflection on what we should have done in a particular situation. By feeling regret, we are able to perhaps make a better decision the next time we are faced in a similar situation. What about computers, will they ever be able to function on a human level? Google is interested in answering that question.

AT&T Foundry Centers To Help Mobile App Developers

To all of you mobile developers out there with a great idea and who need access to enterprise-level labs and test centers, AT&T has the space for you. Today the first of three AT&T Foundry Innovation Centers was unveiled in Plano, Texas at the facilities of its partner Alcatel-Lucent, the host-sponsor of the center. A Palo Alto, California center, will open in May, partnering with Ericsson, followed by the the third to open in Tel Aviv, Israel in September, host-sponsored by Amdocs.

AT&T is comparing their idea acceptance process to speed-dating, with developers or teams allowed 15 minutes to present their ideas to a panel of AT&T executives, somewhat similar to what you might see on ABC’s Shark Tank. Execs heard 170 pitches in 2010 and expect to hear 400 this year. Those accepted can either work autonomously via a web portal, use call-in telephone collaboration and support, or have full on-site access to the super high-speed LTE-based networks, labs, and test centers.